The Household Goods Forwarders Association of America (HGFAA) describes itself as a global association of movers who are committed to ensuring that customers receive the best possible service during their move. It has now been replaced by the International Association of Movers (IAM), although several movers still list it on their websites.
Key facts about the HGFAA:
- HGFAA has worldwide membership of over 1800 companies.
- HGFAA is a global organisation with members from more than 160 countries and territories.
- Portal is the association’s industry magazine.
- The Association represents the moving industry in the United States.
- HGFAA is known for its communications network and training facility.
Household Goods Forwarders Association of America profile:
The HGFAA is consumer focused, providing a database of reliable movers who can help with a relocation anywhere in the world. It is committed to enabling high service standards and ensuring that consumers have all the information that they need to move, from organising moving day to moving and healthcare.
HGFAA produces its own industry magazine called Portal, which has six issues per year. Its website provides a wealth of links for both industry and consumers to topics that are of interest, such as per diem, travel & transportation and moving with pets.
Criteria for membership:
The HGFAA offers a downloadable membership form but this is not currently accessible via the website. No membership conditions are listed on the website.
Sample Member Companies
Opinions about the HGFAA:
The HGFAA does not have a huge profile online and it is not mentioned on many movers websites. Online opinions of the HGFAA from those movers who list it on their websites focus on the global nature of the association and its commitment to high service standards.
Bloomberg focuses on its representation of the industry, the fact that it acts as a communications network and training facility and the wealth of training, resources, publications and referral services.
HHGFAA is a global association of forwarders and movers committed to providing customers with the highest level of service available.